Tuesday, April 8, 2014

ALD & RIC visit to USITT!

Chris with Bob McCarthy
Chris with Eugene Lee
Kathy and Chris recently returned from their annual trip to USITT! This year's conference was held in Fort Worth, Texas from March 26-29th. USITT (United States Institute for Theatre Technology) holds an annual conference every year to allow their members to learn about the newest techniques, products and services in the entertainment and theatre industries.It also allows members to mingle face to face and network in this digital age.

This time around Chris and Kathy got to meet several of the Distinguished Award winners in person! They met Bob McCarthy, who was honored for "literally writing the book" on sound design; Eugene Lee, who was honored for his exemplary achievement in scenic design (who actually lives in RI); and Shirley Prendergast, who was honored for her work in lighting design and her continued "influence on women designers and designers of color."
Chris with Shirley Prendergast

Kathy with Bob Shook and Jill Mulholland at the IALD Booth
Chris was there as a representative of Rhode Island College, whose Technical Theatre Group (TTG) is a Supporting Member of USITT. Chris hopes to help RIC students attend future USITT conferences & events. While she was at the conference, Kathy also worked the IALD Education booth, helping to show students the opportunities available to them in architectural lighting.

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